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Next Step Therapy - Friday, February 16, 2018
My oldest, who is a sophomore at WVU, texts with me most every day, and calls twice a week. That, in and of itself, is the epitome of having a great kid who loves his mama. When he attended his first cadaver lab, it was a 90-minute conversation about being the first to take a scalpel to the co  ...Read More


Next Step Therapy - Monday, January 29, 2018
The Holidays are gone, the weather sucks big wampum, it is a new year, and an update is in order. I have continued to watch Baby B., who wears me out and makes me laugh five days a week. He has just turned a year old, so is walking like a T Rex. I bought him some clothes, and accidentally   ...Read More


Next Step Therapy - Monday, October 09, 2017
First a disclaimer – I DO NOT have any kind of financial degree nor am I a financial person. I am simply a mom who has 3 kids in college (at the SAME time!) who has picked up a few tips here and there and has been asked to share them. I am one of the “older” employees so ther  ...Read More


Next Step Therapy - Wednesday, October 04, 2017
I know that you’ll all be shocked to hear that I find myself in a weird, bizarre situation. I genuinely do not know how to think, feel, or act. I’m lost. I am typing this thirty minutes before I head to the airport. I am going to Las Vegas. Forty-eight hours after the wo  ...Read More

I'm So Glad That I Said "Yes" to My Love Affair With Baby B

Next Step Therapy - Tuesday, September 05, 2017
I spent many years of my life working in hospitals, nursing homes, and doing home visits through Visiting Nurses. Somewhere along the line, I took notice of a simple concept that my elderly patients were imparting to me. They didn’t seem to have much regret, at the end of their lives, ov  ...Read More

Grief Comes Out of Nowhere

Next Step Therapy - Monday, August 28, 2017
It has been a fairly typical Wednesday in my life. I met with two staff at the Titusville office and interviewed a Physical Therapist, who was fabulous. We made her an offer, and expect to hear from her by the end of the day. I went to brunch with the Administrator of the company, which was a  ...Read More

Contentment- A Lost Concept

Next Step Therapy - Monday, April 03, 2017
My mothers’ mother, my grandmother, passed away three years ago this coming June. She was one hundred and one years old when she left us, and she lived in her own home, without much assistance, until she was ninety-nine. Her name was Claribel Martin O’Neil, and in her own way, she   ...Read More

Protecting Your Child From Toxic People

Next Step Therapy - Friday, January 13, 2017
Two days before Christmas, I took my son and his friend to lunch at a local diner. This place has developed a reputation of “being slow,” which I had completely forgotten about. We grabbed a table, ordered, and started talking. A few minutes later, a family came in and sat at t  ...Read More

Patching Pinholes

Next Step Therapy - Wednesday, January 04, 2017
As we begin 2017, many of us are happy to be rid of 2016. It has been a rough year for so many – and that is all I’m going to say, because we are moving forward. I, personally, have about 32 different large projects to work on this year. As 2016 was ending, I was nearly giddy w  ...Read More

Kids Getting Older During the Holidays

Next Step Therapy - Thursday, December 01, 2016
I have had many parents over the years, particularly moms, tell me that they literally can’t stand watching their children get older. They seem to feel that with each and every stage their child moves through, something is lost. For some, this is particularly poignant at the Holidays. I  ...Read More


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  • Medical Assistance Plans: Amerihealth Caritas, UPMC for You, and Coventry Cares
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